Children of Chance
Directed byAlexander Esway
Written byFrank Launder
Miles Malleson
StarringElissa Landi
Mabel Poulton
John Stuart
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Leo Rogers
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Distributed byFirst National-Pathé Pictures
Release date
  • 20 November 1930 (1930-11-20)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Children of Chance is a 1930 British comedy crime film directed by Alexander Esway and starring Elissa Landi, Mabel Poulton, John Stuart and John Longden.


Binnie, a struggling young actress, is mistaken for her doppelganger the model Lia Monta. Unfortunately Monta, a woman with a shady past has that very same day stolen some precious pearls and fled to the Continent. Binnie, delighted to have won a film contract with a leading producer who be believes her to be Monta, is forced to face the consequences of the other woman's theft.



It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures, the country's biggest production company of the era.[1] A separate German version Children of Fortune was also made. Such multiple-language versions were common during the early years of sound before dubbing became more established.


  1. ^ Wood p.69